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November 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources. Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After being stranded on school buses for nearly five hours in a powerful snowstorm, students are reportedly being moved to safe locations, the West Orange mayor wrote in a Facebook post around 9 p.m. Thursday. “The township is currently moving all children off stranded school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state just as schools were being let out. Robo-calls were sent to parents Thursday afternoon warning ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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Just ask the more than 300 exhibitors at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher-certified trade show held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Jackie Lieberman spoke with representatives from the leading innovators in the industry, including Manischewitz — a ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The entire Bloomfield Police and Fire Departments, and emergency medical services are now equipped with state of the art radios and a system interface that can hold up in the event of an unexpected radio blackout. These system upgrades, to what is known as a 7/800 mhz digital ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people. But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto. “I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer. What the officer was looking for was lunch with his ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a 'Winter Weather Advisory' for Thurs. November 15 for Northern NJ. Snow and sleet are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. and continue into the night. Te chance of precipitation is 100% with accumulations expected to be between 1 and 3 ...

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VERONA, NJ - A Verona man was arrested Tuesday after being observed allegedly masturbating in his car on Oct. 1.   According to police reports, two juveniles were walking home from school in the area of 510 Bloomfield Ave. when they saw Conor McGee, 35, masturbating in his parked car.  The two ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It’s a tale of three cities in the eyes of a labor union at Rutgers University. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT says certain full-time tenure-track faculty who teach at the Camden and Newark campuses are paid less than their counterparts in New Brunswick. The union held a rally today on the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -  “There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season – higher wages, more disposable income and rising levels of household wealth,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., Manager of Media Relations for AAA Northeast. “Because of this, more travelers are kicking off the holiday season with a ...

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Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female victim ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning. According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Pride Parent Council set a huge goal for themselves that will bring great big smiles to the faces of the Pride scholars. Members are working to raise $20,000 to re-build a playground for the scholars of Pride Academy Charter School.   This goal honors the achievement of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark. The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm. The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ — Applications for both the Winterim and Spring 2019 semesters are now being accepted at County College of Morris (CCM). By applying early, students are presented with the best opportunity to enroll in classes that take place on the days and times that best fit their schedules.

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn.  “Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of ...

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Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything. Gardeners as well as practical family ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With recent attention on possible unsanitary conditions at the bathrooms at local South Orange and Maplewood schools, there is one school where the bathrooms have received notice for how good they look: the girls bathroom at Jefferson Elementary School. As the school year began, ...

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MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for ...

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TROY, N.Y-- This weekends' Journeymen Duals didn't exactly go as planned for the Rutgers University wrestling team, but the day was far from a complete wash. While the Scarlet Knights (4-1) finished the day with a surprising 1-1 split for their first loss of the season, the team's two stars, ...

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Story developing.... MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released. However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — All equestrians know that life with horses can be an emotional roller coaster. Riders from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York rode that roller coaster all the way the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, held Nov. 8-11 in Lexington, Ky. “With all the ups come some pretty ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia’s 3rd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway will be held this Sunday, November 18 10:30am to 1:00pm. Eligible Bloomfield families will receive a turkey, pie, sweet potatoes, string beans, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Bloomfield families who are interested in ...

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